Ilkka Varjos

Ilkka Varjos

Ilkka Varjos

VP Technology at Canatu

Ilkka has been with Canatu since 2009 and is in charge of the technology development of the company. Prior to Canatu, Ilkka has worked in different printed electronics companies, from printed batteries (Enfucell) to flexible circuits and RFID antennas (Intune Circuits). He has MSc in printing and converting technologies from the Tampere University of Technology in Finland.

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Abstract Titles: Turning any surface into a human interface.

Abstract: Design freedom with 3D formable and bendable conductive films and touch sensors.
3D shaped multi-touch sensors bring surfaces alive adapting the natural touch interaction and intuitive user experience. Canatu is changing the way people interact with smart surfaces bringing the usability and formability to the next level.
Tomorrow Happens Today.
If you are in the need of formable touch features for any 3D shaped devices, we have the solution. Canatu’s unique film and sensor solutions bring the interaction to the next level for 3D shaped and double curved devices in different industries. We plan the projects together with you to provide a best fit to your specifications.
Design Freedom: The utilization of thermoforming, optical bonding and injection molding technologies create unlimited possibilities for designers to create innovative seamless and robust structures to any surface.
Intuitive User Experience: This future technology is reality today bringing the surfaces to life. The next level interaction with for example finger guides and ergonomic solutions bring the user closer to the natural touch and increase e.g. the safety in driving. The new connected devices with smart touch features are also future proof with upgrade possibilities.
Superior Technology: The high optical performance, i.e. the zero reflectance and haze ensure high contrast and readability in e.g. direct sunlight. The thin form combined with great conductivity offer not only seamless design but also lighter structures and greater space utilization compared to traditional technology. The unique CNB technology support ecological manufacturing with less chemical consumption and less left-over materials in manufacturing process.

Speaker of SESSION 2: NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTRONICS